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  • The Move In Day Show 2015

    13th October 2015

    Listen back to the craziest day of the year as URN covered Move in Day 2015 at the University of Nottingham! Featuring an absurd mattress race which ended up in unknown terrain, the return of our undercover fresher involving a live hamster (what could possibly go wrong?), an exclusive first ever play of Blurn’s debut […]

  • Not So Fresh 2015

    13th October 2015

    Join Jordan and James as they take a look back at funniest moments from Welcome Week.

  • The Lowdown on URN

    1st October 2015

    URN presents the Lowdown, your definitive guide to Welcome Week. On Monday, we talk to SU President Angharad Smith, Welcome Mentors and tell you the top tips for surviving your first week at University. Tuesday’s show featured interviews with your SU officers Rob Jennings and James Bramley as well as Karni rep Guy Seaward. During Wednesday’s show, […]

  • The Checklist Highlights 2015

    19th September 2015

    For the second year running, URN presented The Checklist, a live panel based programme dedicated to answering any questions new students had before coming to the University of Nottingham. Our discussions were focused on not just what to expect from your uni course but also featured discussions about money, the social life in Welcome Week and […]

  • Students with disabilities special

    12th September 2015

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  • URN Interviews: Emma Collins

    23rd June 2015

    Earlier this year, as a part of the Pulse’s investigation into the experience facing Students with Disabilities at the University of Nottingham, we spoke to UoN Student and GB Para-Rower, Emma Collins, about an experience she faced at Freshers Tent last September. Emma, who suffers from multiple disabilities, was told that she couldn’t join the […]

  • Your News - 2014/15: The URN Review

    22nd June 2015

    With the year drawing to an end, Samuel Boyle took you through all of the year that was on the Pulse on Friday, looking back at the stories we had exclusively broke, our special interviews and investigations that had been carried out into student life. You can listen to the programe in full below: Your […]

  • URN Sport: Special Reports

    19th June 2015

    URN Sport ended the year with two special extended reports on Thursday. In the first report, Emma Pearce followed transgender student Luke Hutchinson’s attempts to fight transgender discrimination. It follows the cancellation of a Football v Homophobia event that was due to take place on campus this semester, due to controversy over barriers to transgender […]

  • Grad Ball: Why are Students complaining?

    18th June 2015

    The University of Nottingham Students Union Grad Ball has been rocked by a number of complaints this year with issues regarding the ticketing process being followed up by criticisms of the event which took place on Tuesday 16th June. With students and local residents taking to Facebook to voice their complaints, Patrick Hildred found out […]

  • Queen's, England beat Slovenia and Copa America

    17th June 2015

    Simon presented the last Tuesday URN Sport of the academic year and was joined by Chris, David and Amar. First on the agenda was Queen’s, and whether Rafael Nadal’s early exit to the unseeded Alexandr Dolgopolov was the sign of an irreversible decline for the Spaniard. The next topic was the England cricket team who […]

  • Goodbyes, Christopher Lee, Chris Hemsworth, Memories, Taylor Swift, and Bloopers: The Popular Table - 14/06/2015

    14th June 2015

    Hello, and welcome to the final Popular Table of the year! Before David, Mike, and Felix leave the show, they delve into the world of pop culture news for one last time. With Vicky, Ibi, and the ghost of Tom, they discuss the unfortunate passings of Christopher Lee, Ron Moody, Dusty Rhodes, and Ornette Coleman, […]

  • URN News Investigates - Students with Disabilities: Is our Uni doing enough?

    14th June 2015

    URN News Investigates – Students with Disabilities: Is our Uni doing enough? In this URN News Investigation, we explore whether all student’s get an equal chance – and if the same opportunities are provided to Students with Disabilities. With the University of Nottingham Students Union having lacked a Disabled Students’ Officer between November and July […]

  • Women's World Cup, Wawrinka and Wiggins

    13th June 2015

    Joe was joined by Elliott and David for the penultimate Tuesday URN Sport of the year. First up was Barcelona’s 3-1 win over Juventus in the 2015 Champions League final. The women’s World Cup is also underway and the panel examined the tournament so far. Also the subject of discussion was Wawrinka’s shock win over […]

  • URN Interviews: Lilian Greenwood

    8th June 2015

    THE INTERVIEW Discussing everything from the future of the Labour Party, to local issues, URN interviewed newly re-elected MP for Nottingham South, Lilian Greenwood on Friday. Having collected the questions that you, the students, wanted to ask throughout the week, Sam put the issues at hand to Lilian in a wide-ranging interview which addressed all […]

  • Godzilla, CDFA Awards, Caitlyn Jenner & Media Beauty Standards, Digitization, Bullying & Fiction: Popular Table - 07/06/2015

    7th June 2015

    Hello, and welcome to another Popular Table! This week, in part 1 of the show, our panel of pop culture analysts (Mike, David, Ibi, Felix, and Vicky), look at Godzilla’s new-found Japanese citizenship, the CDFA Fashion Awards, All-New, All-Different Marvel and Kamala Khan’s animated debut. In part 2 of this week’s show, the gang ask […]

  • Varsity Cricket Report

    5th June 2015

    NTU 141-5, UoN 143-6 Cricket post-match interview: The University of Nottingham rounded off a victorious Varsity series on Friday with a win in the cricket at Clifton Campus. A beautiful sunny day helped to attract a healthy crowd of 700-800 people as Trent batted first. The home side started brightly, and it took until the […]

  • Varsity: The Winners' Story

    4th June 2015

    In 2015 the University of Nottingham won the Varsity series for the fourth year in a row. URN covered all 20 events over a ten-day period, and on the eve of the final one – cricket on 5th June, we broadcasted a special one-hour documentary telling the story of the series. You can hear it […]

  • Blatter resigns, Arsenal's FA Cup win and Murray makes French Open quarters

    2nd June 2015

    This week Jack was joined by David, Ollie and Amar. Just before going on air, Sepp Blatter announced that he will resign as Fifa President after 17 years in the role. It follows his re-election last week just two days after seven top Fifa officials were arrested on charges of corruption. The next topic was […]

  • Buzzcocks, Spidey Casting, Geek Culture and Infantilization, Game of Thrones' Characters: Popular Table - 31/05/2015.

    31st May 2015

    Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! In part 1, our panel (David, Mike, Ibi, Felix, and Victoria) discuss the cancellation of Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Tyler James Williams’ meetings with Marvel, Chris Pine as Steve Trevor, and how Chris Pratt responds to outrage culture. In part 2, our pop culture analysts […]

  • England's test victory, Monaco GP review and Hull's relegation

    27th May 2015

    Amar, David and Joe joined Simon this week to chat cricket, tennis, F1 and football. They began with England’s victory on the fifth day of the 1st test against New Zealand. Next up was a look back at the weekend’s Monaco Grand Prix, in which Nico Rosberg beat Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton to 1st place […]

  • Diversity, Taylor Swift, Alter Egos, Culture and Class, Met Gala and Cultural Appropriation: The Popular Table - 23/05/2015

    23rd May 2015

    Hello and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! We are without David this week, but a massive congratulations to Ireland on voting Yes in the marriage referendum! In his absence, Ibi, Mike, Victoria, Sam, Felix, Tom and Alanna get things going with a look forward to Eurovision, briefly touching on the latest Game […]

  • Relegation battle, Wakefield Wildcats and Monaco GP

    22nd May 2015

    Amar was joined by Chris, Adam and David on Tuesday to dissect the latest sporting stories from across the UK and beyond. They began by discussing the Premier League relegation battle, and who will go down on Sunday. In rugby league Wakefield Wildcats, who haven’t won since February, have sacked their coach James Webster. The […]

  • Ireland's MarRef, Supergirl, the 'Best' Film, Social Issues, LGBTQ+ Intersectionality: The Popular Table - 17/05/2015

    17th May 2015

    Hello and welcome to another edition of URN’s top pop culture show. In part one, after producing a campaign video with fellow international Irish students, David calls for a Yes vote in Ireland’s Marriage Referendum on May 22nd. Then Ibi, Felix, Sam, and Mike join him to discuss Shearer’s Simpsons departure, the new Supergirl trailer, […]

  • KP, Murray beats Nadal, Rosberg's win in Spain and Champions League

    13th May 2015

    Simon was joined by Nick and Amar in the URN studio to debate the latest stories from the sporting world. They began with cricket. Despite scoring 355 not out for Surrey, Kevin Pietersen was told on Monday night by new Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss that he would not be considered to play in […]

  • Comics TV, Miley Cyrus, LGBTQ+ Rights, Interview w. Mathieu Donner, Criticism, Govt. in Pop Culture: Popular Table - 10/5/15

    10th May 2015

    Hello and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table! On today’s show, we welcome special guest Mathieu Donner, the mastermind behind the Popular Culture Lecture Series, alongside David, Mike, Ibi, Victoria and Felix to the studio. In the first segment, we gush over the renewal of Agent Carter, discuss Martin Freeman’s mysterious MCU casting […]

  • Danny Jones, Mayweather's win and Chelsea the champions

    10th May 2015

    Amar and Joe joined Simon in the studio to tackle this week’s talking points from the world of sport. They began with rugby league and the tragic news about Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones, who died from a cardiac arrest during a League One game at London Skolars. The trio also discussed Floyd Mayweather’s win […]

  • O'Sullivan's shoes, Pacquiao v Mayweather and Anderson the record-breaker

    10th May 2015

    Simon was joined by David and Chris last week to discuss the big sports stories of the day. They began with the snooker World Championship and Ronnie O’Sullivan’s strange antics. The 39-year-old played one match in his socks and was given a warning after making a ‘lewd’ gesture during his second-round clash with Matthew Stevens. […]

  • #GE2015: The URN Review!

    9th May 2015

    The General Election was a busy period on URN, as we covered everything from the events in Nottingham South to assessing the results as they came in. BEFORE THE ELECTION Back in March, the launch of the Nottingham Students Manifesto saw the opening of the election period. Student’s from New College Nottingham, the University of […]

  • Varsity 2015: The URN Directory

    6th May 2015

    Nottingham Varsity 2015 stands at 12-8 to the University of Nottingham after 10 straight days of sport. The series is won, with just one event left to go, which is cricket on Friday 5th June. No pressure on the cricket club, but at the start of this series I predicted the green and gold army […]

  • Varsity Swimming Report

    6th May 2015

    UoN 142-72 NTU Swimming post-match interview: After already accomplishing overall victory in the Nottingham Varsity series 8-11 yesterday, an air of complacency could have entered the minds of Uni of swimmers preceding today’s races against Trent in the pool today knowing we had already won. This could not have been further from the case however […]

  • Varsity Men's Hockey Report

    6th May 2015

    UoN 4-2 NTU An unbelievable comeback from UoN saw us clinch the Varsity series in the Men’s Hockey, with a 4-2 win. The game began with ferocious pace, with both teams earning early short corners. NTU’s GB International Chris Proctor making more use of it with a commanding flick into the top corner. He then […]

  • Varsity Women's Hockey Report

    6th May 2015

    UoN 1-0 NTU Women’s hockey post-match interview: After an intense battle, and a strenuous effort from both teams, the University of Nottingham notched up another win in the women’s hockey. Despite putting in a resolute performance, the Trent goalkeeper was finally beaten by a rebounded effort just three minutes from time to secure a deserved, […]

  • Varsity Table Tennis Report

    5th May 2015

    UoN 1-3 NTU Table tennis post-match interview: The University of Nottingham fell to a 3-1 defeat to a superior Nottingham Trent team at the Jubilee Sports Centre. On a day that saw the University of Nottingham retain their Varsity crown, an unfortunate table tennis defeat gave Trent their only cause for celebration. Proceedings began with […]

  • Varsity American Football Report

    5th May 2015

    UoN 6-14 NTU American Football post-match interview: The University of Nottingham’s American Football team lost a close-fought contest 14-6 to NTU, which closed UoN’s Varsity Series lead to 9-7. The game that was much closer than expected, but it was easy to see that the gap continues to narrow between these two teams. UoN’s defence […]

  • Varsity Rugby League Report

    4th May 2015

    UoN 20-12 NTU The final moments of the match: Interview with winning UoN captain Adam Cunliffe: Rugby League is never a fixture within the Varsity series that Uni of fans like to keep long in the memory. Haunted by consistent defeats to Trent over previous seasons, including the infamous 40-12 drubbing of last year, the […]

  • Varsity Men's Rugby Union Report

    4th May 2015

    UoN 14-28 NTU The University of Nottingham Men’s Rugby club were unable to follow up the success of the women’s side, suffering a disappointing defeat to Nottingham Trent at the Lady Bay arena. UoN started off the match brightly, regularly pressurizing the Trent 22 with kicks from deep. It was Trent who had the first […]

  • Varsity Women's Rugby Union Report

    4th May 2015

  • Varsity Volleyball Report

    3rd May 2015

    Women’s Volleyball: UoN 1-3 NTU Men’s Volleyball: UoN 3-0 NTU Fans at women’s volleyball: Trent women’s volleyball post-match interview: UoN women’s volleyball post-match interview: UoN men’s volleyball post-match interview: A late change of venue saw the Varsity Volleyball event moved to UoN territory, with strong support for both teams on Jubilee Campus. The night started […]

  • Bobby Drake is Queer, Batman v. Superman, Cards Against Humanity, Conduct In Interviews: The Popular Table - 03/05/2015

    3rd May 2015

    Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table, URN’s top pop culture show! In part one, our panel of Mike, Sam, Victoria, and David discuss how important Bobby Drake’s coming out is, the new Batman v. Superman trailer, Ant-Man, and how Cards Against Humanity benefits STEM: In part two, our gang discusses RDJ’s […]

  • Varsity Men's Football Report

    1st May 2015

    NTU 2-1 UoN Men’s football post-match interview: Post-match interview with SU Sports Officer Kiri Madhani: In an encounter much tighter than both the Trent players and pundits expected, the University of Nottingham valiantly lost 2-1 to their city rivals at Meadow Lane. The UoN IMS All-Stars came firing out of the blocks, as their counter-attacking […]

  • Varsity Women's Football Report

    1st May 2015

    NTU 4 -2 UoN Women’s football post-match interview: Nottingham Trent continued their domination at Meadow Lane in recent years, with a 4-2 victory in the women’s football. In a high quality affair, the UoN Ladies – playing against a side from the division above – were beaten in the air on a number of occasions […]

  • Varsity Netball Report

    30th April 2015

    UoN 33-44 Trent Final Buzzer Commentary: Post-Match Interview with UoN Captain Emma Bewick: The afternoon started off with a sense of optimism for the Uni of Netball team who were no doubt the under dogs having finished 5th in the BUCS leagues whilst Trent finished 3rd. The first quarter was a tight run affair ending […]

  • Varsity Women's Futsal Report

    30th April 2015

    UoN 11–2 Trent Women’s futsal post-match interview: An absolutely commanding performance from the women’s futsal team inspired an 11-2 victory over Trent in the Women’s Futsal and gave UoN a 5-0 lead in the Varsity series. With both teams winning their respective leagues, the University of Nottingham went into the game as favourites being in […]

  • Grad Ball Tickets: What Went Wrong?

    30th April 2015

    On Tuesday morning, Graduation Ball dinner tickets went on sale – with students queuing up from as early as 3am to try and secure one of the years most prized items. With only 350 dinner tickets available for a student population of 8000 gradudates this year, many students have complained that simply not enough tickets […]

  • Varsity Ice Hockey Report

    29th April 2015

    UoN 4-3 Trent Post-match ice hockey interview with UoN’s Jonathan Betts: Post-match ice hockey interview with UoN’s Tom Bradshaw: In the highlight of the Varsity series it’s our beloved UoN that brings home that crucial point, leaving the current Varsity score standing at 6-1. An incredible first period saw the green and gold UoN team […]

  • Varsity Men's Futsal Report

    29th April 2015

    UoN 5-6 Trent Men’s futsal post-match interview: Trent got their first point of the Varsity series on the board with a pulsating, topsy-turvy 6-5 win. It was UoN who raced out of the blocks scoring twice within the first two minutes. Their opener scored by captain Hillarby, a delightful hit just outside the area that […]

  • Varsity Lacrosse Report

    29th April 2015

    UoN 16-10 Trent Lacrosse post-game reaction: Lacrosse post-game interview with the UoN Captain: The Men’s Lacrosse team were able to overcome an early deficit to earn a comfortable 16-10 win over their Trent rivals, gaining some revenge for their defeat in the fixture last year. Both teams had performed well in their respective leagues, so […]

  • Varsity Dodgeball Report

    29th April 2015

    UoN 13-1 Trent Dodgeball commentary and post-match interview: It was another fantastic day for UoN as the mixed dodgeball team travelled to Clifton Campus and managed to see off their opponents with ease. The game is played out of 7 rounds of 3 minutes each but our boys and girls didn’t even need that long, […]

  • URN's AGM 2015 - Manifestos

    28th April 2015

    With the AGM set for Thursday 7th May in Portland C11, now is your chance to read through the manifestos for all the Candidates running. They will make a 1 minute speech on the night, and after this the floor will be open for questions to the potential candidates. Remember you have to be a […]

  • Varsity Men's Basketball Report

    27th April 2015

    UoN 82-56 Trent Men’s basketball post-match interview: In a match littered with fouls, the men’s basketball team took the momentum gained from the women’s into the men’s game, University of Nottingham winning a close fought battle. After what panned out to be a comfortable 82-56 win, UoN take a 2-0 lead into the rest of […]

  • Varsity Women's Basketball Report

    27th April 2015

    UoN 100-36 Trent Women’s basketball post-match interview: In the first match of this year’s Varsity, women’s basketball put the University of Nottingham 1-0 up with a comprehensive 100-36 win. A spirited performance from Trent was not enough to stop the might of the women’s basketball team, who were simply in another league. A last minute […]

  • Varsity Cricket Preview

    27th April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Friday 5th June 2015 (13:00) Cricket pre-match interview: Cricket is the final sport of this year’s Varsity series. It’s a fact that can only remind you of last year, for which cricket was the last event too. The Varsity series was level at 7-7 heading into the fixture, meaning that it […]

  • Varsity Swimming Preview

    27th April 2015

    Venue: UoN Pool Date: Wednesday 6th May 2015 (12:00) Swimming pre-Varsity interview: “You have home advantage,” I put to Will and Charlotte from the University of Nottingham swimming club. “We always have home advantage. Trent don’t have a pool,” Will replied. It’s a fair point. It also explains UoN’s phenomenal record in Varsity swimming. It’s […]

  • Varsity Hockey Preview

    27th April 2015

    Venue: Beeston Hockey Club Date: Tuesday 5th May 2015 (Men’s: 13:00, Ladies’: 15:00) Women’s hockey pre-match interview: Men’s hockey pre-match interview: Hockey has been a happy hunting ground for the University of Nottingham in recent Varsity series. UoN has won both the men’s and women’s fixtures for the last two years. Most recently, in 2014, […]

  • Varsity Table Tennis Preview

    26th April 2015

    Venue: Jubilee Campus Date: Tuesday 5th May 2015 (15:00) Table tennis pre-game interview: The margins are small between Nottingham’s two universities at table tennis. In BUCS, the two teams are major rivals and in a league of their own (metaphorically). In both the men’s and women’s leagues, the University of Nottingham finished 2nd and Nottingham […]

  • Varsity American Football Preview

    26th April 2015

    Venue: Lady Bay Date: Monday 4th May 2015 (13:00) American Football pre-match interview: “They don’t really like us and we don’t really like them.” No love lost is the phrase that springs to mind when you listen to the University of Nottingham’s American Football players previewing this year’s Varsity match against Nottingham Trent. All told […]

  • Varsity Rugby League Preview

    26th April 2015

    Venue: Lady Bay Date: Sunday 3rd May 2015 (19:00) Rugby League follows hot on the heels of Rugby Union on the Saturday and remains on the Notts Varsity calendar as one of the longest running events. Nottingham Trent are favourites for the win. They thrashed UoN 40-12 last year, and you have to go back […]

  • Varsity Rugby Union Preview

    26th April 2015

    Venue: Lady Bay Date: Saturday 2nd May 2015 (Ladies’: 17:00, Men’s: 19:00) Rugby Union women’s pre-match interview: Rugby Union men’s pre-match interview: Rugby Union sits with futsal and ice hockey as one of the swing sports in this year’s Varsity series. Both the men’s and women’s matches are virtually impossible to call. The men’s fixtures […]

  • #GE2015: Who will you vote for?

    24th April 2015

    On May 7th, those of you who have registered will have an opportunity to express your voice on who should form the next Government. Whether you are voting in Nottingham or at home, the campaigning period has been fierce with each of the party’s trying to win over your vote. The amount of information can […]

  • Varsity Football Preview

    24th April 2015

    Venue: Meadow Lane Date: Friday 1st May 2015 (Ladies’: 17:30, Men’s: 19:30) Men’s football pre-match interview: As our national sport, football is always one of the Varsity events that people get especially excited for. It is once again going to be held at Notts County’s beautiful Meadow Lane, with both a women’s and a men’s […]

  • Varsity Volleyball Preview

    23rd April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Thursday 30th April 2015 (19:30) Volleyball men’s and women’s pre-match interview: “Even if they [Trent] get the biggest crowd in the world, they still will lose.” That’s what the UoN men’s team captain Jakub Wójcik told URN in an interview with the station to preview the Volelyball Varsity fixture. His confidence […]

  • Varsity Netball Preview

    23rd April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Thursday 30th April 2015 (18:00) Netball is one of two sports being played in the Varsity series on Thursday evening. It’s an intriguing clash, not least because these teams have been in the same BUCS league this year. On league form and the head-to-head record, Trent are favourites for the point. […]

  • Varsity Ice Hockey Preview

    22nd April 2015

    Venue: Capital FM Arena Date: Wednesday 29th April 2015 (19:15) Ice Hockey pre-match interview: Fast-paced, frantic and full of fans is how you could describe Nottingham Varsity Ice Hockey. 7000 supporters will descend on the Capital FM Arena for a sell-out spectacular on Wednesday evening as the biggest Varsity ice hockey match outside of North […]

  • Varsity Futsal Preview

    21st April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Tuesday 28th April 2015 (Ladies’: 19:20, Men’s: 20:30) Women’s futsal pre-match interview: Men’s futsal pre-match interview: Futsal is a big factor in there being six more points up for grabs in this year’s Varsity series than in last year’s. It’s a new sport to the competition and includes both men’s and […]

  • Varsity Lacrosse Preview

    21st April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Tuesday 28th April 2015 (17:45) Lacrosse pre-game interview: Lacrosse returns for its fourth year on the Nottingham Varsity series with two teams who have had excellent seasons. The University of Nottingham finished 2nd only to a great Durham side in Premier North. UoN proved themselves a match even for Durham however, […]

  • Varsity Dodgeball Preview

    21st April 2015

    Venue: Clifton Campus Date: Tuesday 28th April (17:00) Dodgeball pre-match interview: First thing’s first. Let’s get it out of the way. The film Dodgeball is awesome. There are many memorable quotes from it. “If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball” is a personal favourite. There will be no “Average Joe’s” in […]

  • Varsity Basketball Preview

    20th April 2015

    Venue: Capital FM Arena Date: Monday 27th April 2015 (Ladies’: 17:30, Men’s: 20:15) Women’s basketball pre-match interview: Men’s basketball pre-match interview: It begins with basketball. A sport which has grown over the last few years to become one of the first fixtures fans look for when booking their Varsity tickets, basketball this year has the […]

  • Varsity 2015 Series Preview

    20th April 2015

    Two years ago one of URN’s taglines for Varsity was “it’s live, it’s unscripted, and it’s happening now”. You could be forgiven for questioning the middle one. When the outcome of last year’s entire series depended on the final event, cricket, and when the outcome of the cricket match depended on the final ball, you […]

  • Philip George - INTERVIEW

    8th April 2015

    Before the End of Term, we interviewed Philip George. A local, Nottingham-based producer and DJ responsible for the monstrous Wish You Were Mine from the beginning of 2015. He’s been announced for this year’s No Tomorrow Festival alongside a host of other spectacular artists and DJs due to take over Wollaton Park on the 6th […]

  • URN Presents: The Big Debate

    31st March 2015

    On Thursday 26th March, URN and the Politics Society invited all of the candidate standing to be the next Member of Parliament of Nottingham South, which includes the Lenton and Dunkirk areas, onto campus to answer all the questions University of Nottingham student’s want answered before the May 7th election. In attendance was the incumbent, […]

  • URN Sport Special: Drinks and Disciplinaries

    26th March 2015

    Earlier this year, members of the men’s football club were banned from this year’s Varsity fixture for holding an “initiation-style event”. In a URN Sport Special, we told the story of the club’s Varsity ban. In addition to hearing the thoughts of the student community, a URN Sport panel also debated the Students’ Union’s decision. […]

  • Six Nations climax, Alonso recovers and Gerrard red-faced

    25th March 2015

    Adam was joined by Nick, David and Jack to talk all the big talking points from the last seven days in the sporting world. The boys began by discussing the exciting climax to the Six Nations, where England finished 2nd to Ireland on points difference. Next on the agenda was the Cricket World Cup and […]

  • Lady Thor, Mallrats 2, Criticism, Age-Appropriateness of Cosplay, and Humans as Property in NLMG: The Popular Table - 22/03/2015

    22nd March 2015

    Hello, and welcome to URN’s top pop culture blogcast. In part 1 of today’s show, David, Mike, and Ibi look at the week in pop culture news, from Lady Thor outselling Dude Thor to Kevin Smith’s upcoming film, ‘Mallrats 2’. There’s also a bit about the new ‘Ultron’ TV spot. Exciting! In part 2, we […]

  • Breaking: Lecturer to be Deported

    19th March 2015

    A University of Nottingham lecturer has been refused permission by the Home Office to remain in the UK. Dr Miwa Hirono, has been at the University since 2008 on a five-year Research Councils UK Fellowship, that was supposed to become a permanent lecturer position automatically. However, Dr Hirono’s application was denied because she had spent […]

  • Breaking: Changes to Week One

    18th March 2015

    Your University of Nottingham Students Union has announced a number of changes as to how Week One is going to work, beginning next September. Student’s Union President, Harry Copson released a blog post this evening, detailing the changes and why they were being made. The changes will include the implementation of Welcome Mentors, who will […]

  • Poyet sacked, Six Nations and Australian GP

    18th March 2015

    On Tuesday’s show Nick was joined by Amar, David and Adam to discuss the latest big stories in the world of sport. They started with the news breaking from Sunderland, who have sacked manager Gus Poyet. Next up was a discussion of the race for the top four places in the Premier League. Nick asked […]

  • Ghostdudes, Sam Simon, Terry Pratchett, Mental Illness in Pop. Media, Fan Fiction, Metaphors in HP: The Popular Table - 15/03/15

    15th March 2015

    Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table. In part I, our super media analysts (Ibtisam, Mike, Felix, and David) look at the first live-action Star Wars spin-off, discuss the new Ghostdudes movie (bro), critique DC’s new costumes, and remember Sam Simon and Terry Pratchett. In part II, the gang look at representations […]

  • The Elections Show - President

    12th March 2015

    On Thursday 12th March, we welcomed the Presidential Candidates into the URN Studios for the last installment of The Elections Show. Our show designed to get to know the candidates behind the manifestos. We’ve seen their manifestos, we’ve seen them around campus…but who are they?! Tonight saw the return of ‘The Biggest Twit’ for the […]

  • Elections 2015: Sutton Bonington Question Time

    11th March 2015

    On Tuesday 10th March, The Pulse headed down to the fiercest question time of the year, on Sutton Bonington campus, to find out how the candidates would deal with the student’s questions. Our presenting team of Meg, Rhiannon and Sam posed questions to the candidates that you, the students, wanted asking and commentated on how […]

  • The Elections Show - Education

    11th March 2015

    On Wednesday 11th March, we welcomed the Education Candidates into the URN Studios for the third instalment of The Elections Show. Our show designed to get to know the candidates behind the manifestos. We’ve seen their manifestos, we’ve seen them around campus…but who are they?! First up, we played CamPAIN with the candidates. If the […]

  • The Elections Show - Equal Opps and Welfare

    10th March 2015

    On Tuesday 10th March, we welcomed the Equal Opps and Welfare Candidates into the URN Studios for the second instalment of The Elections Show. Our show designed to get to know the candidates behind the manifestos. We’ve seen their manifestos, we’ve seen them around campus…but who are they?! The show was CRAZY today…I don’t think […]

  • The Elections Show - Activities

    9th March 2015

    On Monday 9th March, we welcomed the Activities Candidates into the URN Studios for the first instalment of The Elections Show. Our show designed to get to know the candidates behind the manifestos. We’ve seen their manifestos, we’ve seen them around campus…but who are they?! First up, we played CamPAIN with the candidates. The candidates […]

  • Supergirl, Age of Ultron, Geek Culture, The Decline of The Simpsons, and Capitalist Dystopias: The Popular Table - 08/03/2015

    8th March 2015

    Hello, and welcome to URN’s top pop culture blogcast! On today’s show, our panel comprising of Mike, Sam, Ibtisam, Victoria, Felix, and David discuss the new Supergirl costume, the Age of Ultron trailer, the youngest same-sex kiss depicted on television, and Harrison Ford’s unfortunate accident – all in an action-packed part 1: In part 2, […]

  • URN Questions: The Candidates

    7th March 2015

    Throughout the elections period on The Pulse, we are questioning the candidates to be your next Student’s Union officers. Posing the issues that matter to you and debating the detail, we’ll be seeking to find out about the policies behind the people. During any of our debates, if you want to join the discussion, remember […]

  • No Homophobia in Sport Event

    6th March 2015

    A No Homophobia in Sport event was held in the Atrium of the Portland Building on Tuesday evening, as part of a campaign by human rights group Voice Your Rights, in collaboration with the University of Nottingham Students’ Union. URN went down to the event to speak to attendees about what the event entailed and […]

  • England rugby defeat, England cricket defeat, and Chelsea's League Cup win

    4th March 2015

    Simon was joined by Adam, Amar and David for this Tuesday’s URN Sport. They began by talking about England’s defeat in their crucial Six Nations match against Ireland, as well as Scotland’s disappointing tournament so far. Staying on the subject of English disappointment, next up for debate was England’s 9 wicket defeat at the hands […]

  • Your Ultimate Elections Guide

    3rd March 2015

    All of this week on The Pulse we are debating all things student leader elections. From Manifestos to Campaigning, the University of Nottingham is to be flooded with candidates trying to persuade you to vote for them. We’ve debated all of the issues that matter to you, finding out your views in order to provide […]

  • URN Meets The Candidates

    3rd March 2015

    With campaigns beginning and manifestos launched, URN has caught up with the candidates for this years student leader elections to find out about the policies behind the people and why they are running to be your Student’s Union Officers. You can find out about all of the candidates manifestos on our Candidate Hubs, which include […]

  • Interview with Mike Buchanan: Leader of the Justice for Men and Boys Party

    2nd March 2015

    The Interview Today on The Pulse we spoke to Mike Buchanan, leader of the Justice for Men and Boys (and the women who love them) Party. We quizzed him on his manifesto and posed questions to him from our listeners: In The Studio We then had a discussion in the studio about the texts and […]

  • #TheDress, Remembering Leonard Nimoy, Fictional Characters, Race-Bending, and Free Speech: The Popular Table - 01/03/2015

    1st March 2015

    Hello and welcome to yet another edition of The Popular Table! This week, David, Victoria, Felix, and Ibtisam look at how a seemingly harmless dress can spark such a heated debate. They also remember Leonard Nimoy, TV’s Spock, and examine other pop culture news. The gang then respond to a Guardian article by Will Self […]

  • Cricket World Cup, Qatar 2022 and Matic's ban

    27th February 2015

    This Tuesday evening Simon was joined by Nick, Joe and David to discuss all the latest big stories in the world of sport. They began by examining how the Cricket World Cup has panned out so far, including looking at England’s performance so far. Staying on the subject of World Cups, the panel had a […]

  • Varsity 2015 dates revealed

    25th February 2015

    University Radio Nottingham can exclusively reveal the dates for the 2015 Nottingham Varsity series. After the Pulse broke the news at the beginning of the year that this year’s Varsity was to be radically changed and held over a two week period after the Easter break, URN Sport can now bring you the full list […]

  • Money Special: What Happened Next?

    23rd February 2015

    Last term, The Pulse investigated whether your student loan was enough, talking to students from around campus to find out their stories and putting the issue to your Student’s Union President, Harry Copson. Since then, we’ve been talking about the issue non-stop to local figures and those that can make a difference. Here’s a roundup […]

  • The Music Show Presents: The Brits Special!

    23rd February 2015

    Welcome to this live blog, as The Music Show previews Wednesday Night’s Brit Awards tonight live on, covering verything from the Best Male to Best Breakthrough Act. Text the guys in the studio on our website, or tweet them @URNTheMusicShow. Best British Female Solo Artist The full list of nominations for Best British Female […]

  • Film News, Aquamomoa, Cucumber and Representation, The Culture of Fan Theories, and Symbols: The Popular Table - 22/02/2015

    22nd February 2015

    Hello, and welcome to another edition of The Popular Table. On today’s show, Victoria, Ibi, Sam, and David examine some the latest casting and film news, including the recently-released picture of Jason Momoa as the King of Atlantis, Aquaman. Following this, our gang of enthusiastic broadcasters look at one of Russell T. Davies’ latest dramas, […]

  • URN Presents: Another SU Show!

    22nd February 2015

    On the 11th of February, we invited your SU Officers, Kiri Madhani and Joe Caucne to join us on The Pulse! They explained how their year has been going so far, as well as to play a few games! We began by speaking to your SU Sports Officer, Kiri Madhani, about how the year was […]

  • The Big Picture - Wednesday 18th February

    19th February 2015

    We started the show with a fierce discussion about David Cameron’s proposal to take job seekers benefits away form young people between the age 18 and 25 unless they do 30 hours of unpaid work. In the second part, our panel talked about a church of England bishops joint open letter in which they call […]

  • Six Nations, Lance Armstrong and Rooney's dive?

    18th February 2015

    Simon was joined by Chris and David for Tuesday’s edition of URN Sport. First on the agenda was the Six Nations. They began by discussing England’s triumph over Italy. The conversation moved on to debate Lance Armstrong being ordered to pay $10 million to SCA Promotions, a Dallas sports insurance company that paid Armstrong’s bonuses […]

  • SU Election Candidates Announced

    17th February 2015

    The candidates for the 2014 Student Leader Elections have been announced! 68 candidates are running for the seven full-time roles and seven part-time roles (up from 45 last year). These candidates are running to represent you within the Students’ Union, with all elected full-time officers being paid throughout their time in office. The candidates for […]

  • Prof. Steven Fielding Interview, Binge-Watching, Spider-Man, and Neo-Colonialism in Sci-Fi: The Popular Table - 15/02/2015

    15th February 2015

    Hello and welcome to URN’s top pop blogcast! On this week’s Popular Table, Ibi, David, Mike, and Emma discuss interesting pop culture news they’ve encountered this week. Ibi and David then interview Professor Steven Fielding of the School of Politics and International Relations about his book ‘A State of Play’, his lecture on the same […]